“Transcendence” is a film directed by Wally Pfister, starring Johnny Depp (Will Caster), Rebecca Hall (Evelyn Caster) and Paul Bettany (Max Waters). The film starts at a point of society where some devastating event has wiped out all electricity. It then rewinds a few years to a conference at which Dr. Will Caster is presenting […]

“The Archipelago” is a short story written by AC Tillyer. It is set around an archipelago, hence the name, of islands. This is a descriptive piece and doesn’t really have a plot, or characters. The different islands are inhabited by a different race of people. Although they all look the same, they are told apart […]

“A Duel” written by Guy de Maupassant, is a short story set in post Franco – Prussian war. The Germans have occupied France. The story follows the train journey of four characters: M. Dubuis, a Prussian officer and two Englishman. M. Dubuis is a French soldier on his way to see his family for the […]

“Lord of the flies,” a novel by William Golding, is set on a remote island with a gang of stranded boys. It is around the time of the second world war and the boys were being evacuated when their plane crashed. There are no adults so the boys try to govern themselves. They vote a […]

“Legend” a novel written by Marie Lu is set in a dystopian world where North America is split in two by a civil war. The two sides are The Republic, once western United States, and The Colonies, once eastern United States.┬áThe republic is a dictatorship and is a very poor nation as of the war. […]

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on […]